Wash. Admin. Code § 308-65-130 - Scrap processor - Procedures for acquiring vehicles for demolition

On what ownership documents may I acquire vehicles? Supporting acquisition. A scrap processor may acquire vehicles for demolition if the transferor can furnish ownership documents, in the form of a certificate of title properly endorsed, from a state issuing a title, or a certificate of registration and notarized bill of sale from a jurisdiction issuing a registration certificate only or other approved ownership documents as follows:

(1) Affidavit of lost or stolen title and release of interest from the owner.
(2) Affidavit of sale of a junk vehicle from the landowner who has complied with RCW 46.55.230.
(3) Bills of sale pursuant to WAC 308-63-020 for vehicles from nontitle jurisdictions, for vehicles that have had their titles surrendered to a state after having been declared a total loss, and for vehicles of the type to which titles are not issued.
(4) Affidavit of sale from a registered tow truck operator.
(5) A court order.
(6) Invoice or bill of sale from wrecker.
(7) Scrap processors may acquire vehicle salvage from out-of-state provided that the out-of-state salvage company submits an affidavit certifying its rightful and true possession of the vehicles or parts contained in the bulk shipment and that he/she has complied with all statutes, rules and regulations relating to such vehicles in the state or province of origin.
(8) Vehicle parts may be acquired by use of an invoice or bill of sale which describes the part and identifies the seller by name and address.

Common carriers transporting vehicles for hire between vehicle wreckers and/or scrap processors licensed by the state or country in which they operate must provide ownership documents as outlined in WAC 308-65-080, or an affidavit of certification for the load that includes the origin and destination of the load and lists each vehicle on the load by VIN number, year, make, and model. The certification must be signed by the shipper under the penalty of perjury indicating the load of demolished vehicles has been processed in accordance with all statutes, rules and regulations relating to such vehicles in the state or province of origin, and meet the criteria listed in this chapter.


Wash. Admin. Code § 308-65-130

Statutory Authority: RCW 46.79.080. 10-05-050, § 308-65-130, filed 2/11/10, effective 3/14/10; 00-13-020, § 308-65-130, filed 6/12/00, effective 7/13/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.55.190, 46.79.080 and 46.80.140. 93-08-076, § 308-65-130, filed 4/6/93, effective 5/7/93.

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